Top 100 Nigerian Universities 2014

The top 100 Universities in Nigeria Ranking in 2014 (first ranking this year) according to Webometrics has Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in the number one spot, followed by the University of Ibadan in second place.

This list of the best 100 Universities in Nigeria is based on their websites accessibility. The ranking is released by Cybermetrics Labs, owners of the
Webometrics, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de investigacoues (CSIC), Spain, we present you the top 100 universities in Nigeria.

Top 100 Universities in Nigeria 2014 1st quarter release is as follows; 1 Obafemi Awolowo University
2 University of Ibadan
3 University of Lagos
4 University of Nigeria
5 University of Ilorin
6 University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
7 Ahmadu Bello University
8 University of Benin
9 Federal University of Technology Akure
10 Covenant University Ota
11 Auchi Polytechnic
12 Yaba College of Technology
13 Madonna University Nigeria
14 Bingham University New Karu
15 University of Port Harcourt
16 Landmark University
17 National Open University of Nigeria
18 American University of Nigeria
19 Usmanu Danfodiyo University
20 Redeemer’s University
21 Federal University of Technology Minna
22 Kwara State University
23 University of Jos
24 Osun State University
25 Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti Ekiti State
26 University of Calabar
27 Federal University Oye Ekiti Ekiti State
28 Federal University of Technology Owerri
29 University of Maiduguri
30 Lagos Business School Pan African University
31 Bayero University Kano
32 Joseph Ayo Babalola University
33 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
34 Babcock University
35 Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ogun State University)
36 Nnamdi Azikiwe University
37 Lagos State University
38 Enugu State University of Science and Technology
39 University of Uyo
40 Pan African University Lagos
41 Benue State University
42 Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti (University of Ado Ekiti) 43 Federal University Dutsin Ma
44 Bowen University
45 Adekunle Ajasin University
46 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike
47 Rivers State University of Science & Technology
48 Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
49 Caritas University Enugu
50 Tai Solarin University of Education
51 Ondo State University of Science & Technology Okitipupa
52 Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
53 Lead City University Ibadan
54 Ajayi Crowther University Oyo
55 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (Katsina State University) 56 Caleb University
57 Federal University Ndufu Alike Ebonyi State
58 Federal University Otuoke Bayelsa
59 Lagos State Polytechnic
60 Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna
61 Nasarawa State University
62 Niger Delta University
63 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
64 Ebonyi State University
65 Federal Polytechnic Ede
66 Achievers University Owo
67 Nigerian Turkish Nile University Abuja
68 Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
69 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
70 Imo State University Owerri
71 Igbinedion University Okada
72 Crawford University Igbesa
73 Bells University of Technology Otta
74 Kaduna State University
75 National Mathematical Centre
76 Anambra State University of Science & Technology Uli
77 Delta State University Nigeria
78 Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin
79 Al Hikmah University Ilorin
80 Elizade University Ilara Mokin
81 Veritas University
82 Adeleke University Ede
83 Kogi State University
84 Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola (Federal University of Technology) 85 Fountain University Osogbo
86 Abia State University Uturu
87 University of Abuja Gwagwalada
88 Baze University Kuchigoro
89 African University of Science & Technology Abuja
90 Federal University Lokoja Kogi State
91 Polytechnic Ibadan
92 Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa
93 Benson Idahosa University
94 University of Mkar
95 University of Abuja
96 University of Calabar Graduate School
97 Kaduna Polytechnic
98 Federal University Wukari Taraba State
99 Federal University Dutse Jigawa State
100 Bauchi State University Gadau

Terry Richardson Gets Naked and Grabs His Junk With a Bunch of Male Models During a Shoot; Has He Crossed the Line?

Here’s a photo from Diesel Mexico’s Twitter, posted last night, showing photographer Terry Richardson and a bunch of male models grabbing their junk. “Terry Richardson ( @Terry_World ) and his models wearing Diesel Underwear obviously!!!!!” the Tweet reads. Only the models are actually wearing underwear while Terry, whom we assume was there to shoot a campaign for Diesel underwear (he’s shot for Diesel before), dropped his drawers, too, offering up a lovely view of his pubes. (Morning!) One of the models is holding up an iPhone that says “I ‘heart’ porn.’ Nice touch, no?

Provocative, sexually charged photos are Richardson’s M.O. That he got naked during a shoot is also nothing new. In March of 2010 models Rie Rasmussen and Jamie Peck accused him of sexual harassment, of being a “creep” and manipulating models into taking their clothes off. Peck described her account in The Gloss, writing that during her shoot with Richardson he got naked: “Before I could say ‘whoa, whoa, whoa!’ dude was wearing only his tattoos and waggling the biggest dick I’d ever seen dangerously close to my unclothed person (granted, I hadn’t seen very many yet).” Even though other models and industry players came forward with stories about Richardson’s inappropriate behavior (their accounts were published in Jezebel) no suits were filed. Richardson responded to the allegations on his blog, saying “I just want to take a moment to say I’m really hurt by the recent and false allegations of insensitivity and misconduct. I feel fortunate to work with so many extraordinary people each and every day. I’ve always been considerate and respectful of the people I photograph and I view what I do as a real collaboration between myself and the people in front of the camera.”

The controversy around Richardson has since subsided and he’s getting more work than ever. You think this will stir things up again? Frockwriter, who first noticed the Tweetpic, makes a good point:

But assuming that he knew this behind-the-scenes Diesel shot was due to be published, what exactly is the point Richardson is trying to make here? That when it comes to the now fairly widespread claims of his inappropriate workplace behaviour with regard to women, which include numerous allegations that he has exposed himself on set and engaged in sexually predatory behaviour – with Rie Rasmussen and Jamie Peck going on the record last year – that he’s an equal opportunity offender?

There is something undeniably icky about this photo (detail shot from Frockwriter at left). Richardson’s naked, the other models aren’t, and the photo suspiciously doesn’t appear on Richardson’s blog, Terry’s Diary. Do you think this constitutes inappropriate behavior? Or is it just par for the course?

Orange Culture & Maki Oh at the LVMHPrize Young Fashion Designer 2014 Showcase in Paris

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Adebayo Oke Lawal, Amaka Osakwe and Tokini Peterside

Yesterday, Wednesday 26th February 2014, Nigerian designers Adebayo Oke Lawal of Orange Culture and Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh will be showcasing their collections at the LVMHPrize Young Fashion Designer 2014 competition showcase in Paris!

The competition had over 1,221 applicants of which 30 were selected including the Nigerian Creative Directors. They will show their designs to an exclusive panel consisting of prominent editors and stylists like Net-a-Porter Founder & CEO Natalie Massenet, Stylist Olivier Rizzo, Editor-in-Chief – Vogue China Angelica Cheung among others. They will streamline the list to 10 finalists.

Up for grabs are 300,000 Euros and a Year of expert mentoring from an internal team at LVMH. The activities are already well underway and here are some shots of what’s going on right now!

Check out backstage shots

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Hair & Makeup

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Maki Oh’s Showcase

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Orange Culture’s Showcase

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Adebayo Oke Lawal talking with Jean-Paul Claverie on his designs

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AMB wishes them all the best and may the best designer (hopefully one from home) win.

Bubbly Champagne & Inspiring Photography! Toyosi Faridah Kekere-Ekun Unveils her “Induction” Photo Exhibition in Lagos

Toyosi Kekere-Ekun Induction Exhibition

On Saturday 22nd February 2014, breakthrough photographer Toyosi Faridah Kekere-Ekun debuted her photography collection titled “Induction” at its opening night at the Omenka Gallery, Lagos.

The collection had stylish art and photography buffs in attendance. The collection chronicles a turbulent time in the life of the artist, having to deal with death, heartbreak, introspective explorations of faith and the world around her, growing pains; breaking from the chrysalis of innocence and transitioning to reality and adulthood.

Guests at the opening night were served with Laurent Perrier champagne, key sponsors of the event.

The exhibition which is open to all, (and will open windows of reflection, for those who have made a similar emotional passage as the artist and perhaps a reluctant appreciation for those who haven’t) is scheduled to hold for 2 weeks at the same venue till Friday 7th March 2014.

View a selection of photos from the event.

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Hon. Justice KMO Kekere-Ekun & Toyosi kekere-Ekun

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Hon. Habeeb Fasinro

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Jarilyn Asinobi & Evans

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Jennyfer Cowan

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Tabia Princewill & Elizabeth

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Afam Odiachi

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Wale Bello & Uju Nwobodoh

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Mr & Hon. Justice (Mrs.) Akin Kekere-Ekun

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Folayemi Agusto, Andrea Obienu & Denola Adepetun

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Diana Bada & Toyosi

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Fola Adeola

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Folayemi Agusto & Demola Adepetun

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Kunle Awosika

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Ibrahim Bello

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Ife Orioke & Motunrayo Agusto

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Motunrayo Agusto & Temi Shenjobi

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Mode Aderinokun, Motunrayo Agusto & Lamide Akeju

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Kadara Enyeasi

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Ife Orioke

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Tolu Itegboje

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Bolaji Kekere-Ekun

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Bunmi Davies

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Tunwa Aderinokun

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Bibi Ukpo & Afam Ade-Odiachi

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Andie Obienu

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Bayo Akeju

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Tobi Osibodu

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Funmi Gaffar & Toyin

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Anna Wintour, Nicolas Ghesquière and More Come Out to Meet the 30 Finalists for the LVMH Prize

“Raf Simons, Nicolas Ghesquière and Anna Wintour were just hanging out in here,” said a giddy Susanne Ostwald of the London-based fashion label Ostwald Helgason. It was understandable. That unexpected triumvirate was, after all, discussing the collection she designs with her partner, Ingvar Helgason. “When we were young and poor, we would save up money to get one drink in the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz during Paris Fashion Week. We would see them there, and now we’re meeting them!”

Indeed, Wednesday night was a bit of a fairytale for the 30 young designers selected to compete in the first-ever LVMH Prize, a grant that includes 300,000 euros as well as a year’s worth of business support from the luxury conglomerate. Finalists from as far as India, China, Russia and Nigeria were shuttled to Paris this week so that they could meet with the appointed panel of 40 experts — including Carine Roitfeld, Central Saint Martins course director Louise Wilson and Bergdorf Goodman fashion director Linda Fargo — who will then whittle down the group to ten. That shortlist will then be presented to the jury, which includes several LVMH creative directors – Marc Jacobs, Nicolas Ghesquière, Phoebe Philo, Raf Simons, Karl Lagerfeld, to name a few – as well as the company’s top execs, most notably its unofficial talent scout, Delphine Arnault.

This evening, each finalist was set up in a booth in the LVMH headquarters and supplied with a model. (Makeup artists scurried from booth to booth doing touchups.) A who’s who of fashion insiders browsed the offerings, quizzing the designers. Continue reading

Nora’s Soft Striped Shirt (Fun for the Whole Family!)

I fell in love with this oversized striped shirt the first time I saw it online and immediately put it in my “shopping cart” for my girlfriend — but I wasn’t 100 percent sold until I saw it in-store. It’s so soft and comfy and the uneven hem (it’s longer in the back) gives it a casual-cool vibe. And since you can wear it both buttoned or unbuttoned, there are tons of options as far as outfits are concerned.

BDG stripe oversized button-down shirt, $59, available at Urban Outfitters.